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Innovation Advisory Board


Jared Staab portrait
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine

Amit Noheria portrait
Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Lucas Mathes
Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, The University of Kansas Health System

Emergency Medicine

Adrienne Malik portrait
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Family Medicine and Community Health

Daniel Parente portrait
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health

Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Julius Leary, Ed.D., MBA
Director, Frontiers CTSI

General Surgery

Jamie Wagner portrait
Associate Professor, Surgery

Robert Winfield portrait
Professor, Surgery

Internal Medicine

Scott Matson portrait
Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Lauren Ptomey portrait
Associate Professor, Physical Activity & Weight Management

Stephen Waller portrait
Interim Co-Director, Infectious Diseases

Kellie Wark portrait
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Brian Brost portrait
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology


Radwan Ajlan portrait
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Brandon Carlson portrait
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Andres Bur portrait
Director, Robotics and Minimally Invasive Head and Neck Surgery, SOM-Kansas City

Kevin Sykes portrait
Director, Clinical Research

Jennifer Villwock portrait
Vice Chair for Innovation, Vice Chair for Innovation, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


Stephen Lauer portrait
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

John Alm portrait
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Plastics, Burn and Wound Surgery

Population Health

Edward Ellerbeck portrait
Professor, Population Health

Simon Lee portrait
Department Chair, Population Health

Provider Informatics

Gregory Ator portrait
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Provider Wellness

Becky Lowry portrait
Associate Professor, General & Hospital Medicine


Brian Everist portrai
Associate Professor, Radiology

Research Informatics

Jeffrey Thompson portrait
Associate Professor, Biostatistics & Data Science

School of Health Professions

Abiodun Akinwuntan portrait
Dean, KU School of Health Professions

Jacob Sosnoff portrait
Associate Dean, Research, School of Health Professions

School of Nursing

Nelda Godfrey portrait
Professor, School Of Nursing

University of Kansas Office of Research

Portrait of Patricia Bergman
Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development

Portrait of Carol Burdsal
Director of Research Development

Portrait of Cliff Michaels
Executive Director, KU Center for Technology Commercialization

Portrait of Candan Tamerler
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas-Lawrence


Richard Fantus portrait
Assistant Professor

Center for Health Innovation and Transformative Care

University of Kansas Medical Center
Center for Health innovation and Transformative Care
2106 Olathe Blvd.
Mailstop 3010
Kansas City, KS 66160-8500